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Ilinca Balaban
updated: 01/11/2010
website: ilincabalaban.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Rituals by Which We Are Determined
The Cleaners
A Matter of Mass
Fisher's of Men
Economics of Interdependence
Chroma
Apophatic Theology
Testing For Derrida's Differance
Everything I Own
Beached Pre Occupations
 
Portfolio Keywords:  psychological, narrative, figurative, identity, animals, race
 
 
Rituals by Which We Are Determined by Ilinca Balaban
Rituals by Which We Are Determined
graphite on paper
2008
26" x  20" 
The Cleaners by Ilinca Balaban
The Cleaners
graphite on paper
2008
20" x  26" 
A Matter of Mass by Ilinca Balaban
A Matter of Mass
graphite on paper
2008
20 " x  26 " 
Fisher's of Men by Ilinca Balaban
Fisher's of Men
graphite on paper
2008
20" x  16" 
Economics of Interdependence by Ilinca Balaban
Economics of Interdependence
graphite on paper
2008
20" x  26" 
Chroma by Ilinca Balaban
Chroma
oil on paper
2009
31" x  75" 
Apophatic Theology by Ilinca Balaban
Apophatic Theology
mixed media on paper
2009
25" x  50" 
Testing For Derrida's Differance by Ilinca Balaban
Testing For Derrida's Differance
oil on paper
2009
26" x  20" 
Everything I Own by Ilinca Balaban
Everything I Own
mixed media on paper
2008
16" x  12" 
Beached Pre Occupations by Ilinca Balaban
Beached Pre Occupations
mixed media on paper
2008
12" x  18" 

Artist Statement

Although art continuously progresses through cross-disciplinary migrations, drawing remains the most primal, immediate and expressive mechanism of image making. It is an intuitive extension into a palpable visual form of our mind’s capacity to see, question and to think. Informed by memory, knowledge, metaphor and emotional impulses, drawing is thought’s visual counterpart, equally as limitless, fearless and impermanent in nature. It is impulsive and charged with immediacy unparalleled by any other medium.

I engage in a drawing process that is anchored in realistic figuration and is inextricably rooted in storytelling and narrative. Each drawing seeks to describe and illustrate ideas that are deeply submerged in an ongoing investigation into the paradoxical nature of existence, forces of irrationalities, and the psychological frameworks imposed on us by these forces. It is left up to the viewer to fill in the dramatic vacuum created by the work’s inconclusiveness with his / her own thoughts and assumptions.

The drawings are painstakingly constructed from an ongoing collection of imagery that is rearranged in unexpected relational juxtapositions that often unfold into the realm of the absurd. Closely ordered rendering techniques and a controlled system of mark making are deliberately employed to reinforce each image’s credibility. Precise details demand a certain intimacy from the viewer, bringing them closer into the work. Text fragments are integrated into the imagery itself, or into the work’s title, serving as anchors for the visual metaphors.

Artist Bio / CV

E D U C A T I O N
2006-2008    Bachelor (Minor) Fine Arts Computation Arts:  Concordia University, Montreal                               

1993-1997    Bachelor Fine Arts (Major) Serigraphy and Drawing:  Concordia University, Montreal         
E X H I B I T I O N S  +  P U B L I S H E D  W O R K S
2009    Le 104 - Jeune Creation Paris: Paris, FRANCE, Juried Group Show of International Contemporary Art
2009    ATA - Artists' Television Access: San Francisco, USA, Group Video Show "De Montreal": gallery screening of Where Time is the Protagonist
2008    Four Minutes to Midnight (Issue 10): Montreal, Canada, Annual magazine publication featuring selected submissions
2006    Cash and Carry at Concordia University: Montreal, Canada, Design Group Show
2006    ExpoArt Montreal: Montreal, Canada, Juried Exhibition, student section                               
2000    10 Ontario Street: Montreal, Canada, Fragment 708, solo studio show                                
1997    VAV Gallery: Montreal, Canada, Juried Printmaking Group Exhibition 
F I L M   E X P E R I E N C E
              
2004    When Erma Made Herman (Fiction Short)   directed by Alana Cymerman , SODEC
2002    Room Tones (Fiction Short)   directed by Alana Cymerman, SODEC 
2004    Le Negociateur, Saison 1 (TV 13 Episodes)   directed by Sylvain Archambault, Les Productions Sovimage                       
2001-2002    Galidor (TV 12 Episodes International Synd.)   directed by A.Weissman, G.Mihalka, Cinegroup, Sony Entertainment, Lego Toys
2000-2001    The Neverending Story (TV 12 Episodes International Synd.)   directed by Giles Walker, Muse Entertainment, Hallmark Entertainment 
2005    Marie Antoinette: La véritable histoire (TV Feature)   directed by Yves Simoneau, Émergence International              
2005    Le Negociateur Saison 2 (TV 13 Episodes)   directed by Sylvain Archambault, Les Productions Sovimage                          2004    Endgame in Kosovo (m.o.w. International Synd.)   directed by Charles Biname, Gala Films
2003    Last Casino (m.o.w. International Synd.)   directed by Pierre Gill, Cite Amerique Productions
2003    Slow Burn (Fiction Feature)   directed by Wayne Beach, Greenstreet Films 
2003    Gothika (Feature Film)   directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, Warner Brothers Entertainment
2000    All Souls (Fiction 13 Episode Series U.S.A Release)   directed by Stuart Gillard, Spelling Entertainment